Kelly Preston Says Scientology Helped Her Cope With The Death Of Her Son Jett

Wed, August 17, 2011 6:06pm EDT by 2 Comments

The religion has come under attack from critics who claim it’s a cult — but the actress insists, ‘I don’t know if I would have made it through’ without her faith!

Kelly Preston and John Travolta turned to Scientology to help them cope with their grief after 16-year-old Jett died suddenly after suffering a seizure during a family vacation in the Bahamas in 2009.

During a new interview with Health magazine, Kelly, 48 credits the religion with helping her get through the toughest period of her life.

“To be honest, [it was] the Scientology Center,” She says. “I don’t know if I would have made it through without it.”

Kelly — who has been a Scientologist for more than 20 years — claims the tragedy helped her put her life into perspective: “Don’t sweat the small things. Love your kids like it could be the last moment.”

A little joy returned to the Preston-Travolta household last November when Kelly gave birth to baby Benjamin — a little brother for their 11-year-old daughter Ella Bleu.

And Kelly reveals the couple had been trying to add to their brood “for quite a few years.”She adds, “When I found out I was pregnant, I was floored. I’d snuck out of bed and then came back and woke Johnny up in bed. We both started crying. It was wonderful.”

“I’ve always wanted to be a mother, ever since I was 11. I was doing commercials for thousands of dollars, but I’d still babysit for $3 an hour just because I loved it.”

There’s no doubt Kelly’s a great mom!

What do you think of Scientology, HollyMoms? Are you a supporter or a sceptic?

– Ian Garland

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